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Dusmesh Indian Restaurant

Finding your way through the menu at Dusmesh Indian Restaurant can be a challenge. It’s no fault of the hospitable staff, who are happy to recommend favorite dishes. The real problem is the vast number of enticing choices—141 choices to be exact.

Is Devin Mesoraco Baseball’s Next Great Young Catcher?

With Opening Day closing in, we’re doing a few short posts on the major storylines that will likely dominate your conversations about the Reds this season. You can find the previous installment, about Zack Cozart, here.

Is Cozart the Answer at Shortstop?

With Opening Day closing in, we’re doing a few short posts on the major storylines that will likely dominate your conversations about the Reds this season. You can read the first installment, about the Ryan Madson injury, here.

Madson Injury Leaves Reds Scrambling

With Opening Day just 10 days away, I thought it might be worthwhile to put together a few short posts on the storylines that will likely come up again and again throughout the season.

What to Make of Aroldis Chapman

Here at Cincinnati Magazine, we had so much fun launching our Bengals Blog that we've decided to write about the Reds, too. To get things started, I've written a sprawling essay about young pitchers. Several talented writers will be pitching in, so stayed tuned.

Winter of Our Discount Tents

What did the Occupiers in Piatt Park want? Only a full-scale realignment of wealth in this country. And clean bathrooms, too.

The Croninist Manifesto

An open letter on behalf of Mick Cronin, a man in need of better fans.

Season Full of Over(Achiever)s for Bengals

Back before the season, I made predictions for several prop bets involving Bengals players. I updated you on their progress four games into the season, and then totally forgot about it. But in preparation for the Bengals playoff game in Houston this weekend, I thought it might be fun to see how they turned out. Like the team as a whole, most of the Bengals outperformed expectations. Since I picked more overs than unders, I came out a winner, too.

Good Luck: Week 17 NFL Picks

Last week, I went 8-8, which included correctly forecasting a Bengals win. That puts me one game under .500 for the year. As most of you probably don’t remember, I started 44-33 through Week 5, but it’s been all downhill since. Now, I’ve got just one week left to redeem myself and end the year with a winning record. In the final week of the season, several teams have nothing to play for, either because they’ve locked up their playoff spots or because they’re completely out of contention. That makes it harder to predict what might happen. For instance, if Aaron Rodgers doesn’t play, the Packers become much less attractive as a 3.5-point underdog against the Lions. On with the picks:

Good Luck: Week 16 NFL Picks

Last week, I continued to perform about as well as if I were to flip a coin. I went 7-9 and continued to hover around .500 for the year. Somehow, there were eight games last week with a 6.5-point spread, and I picked the favorite in all of them. Of course, I went 4-4 in those games. Three of the nearly-by-a-touchdown favorites—Giants, Texans, and Titans—all lost badly straight up to last-place teams. Houston’s loss to Carolina was especially embarrassing: The Panthers scored a touchdown on a trick play called “the Annexation of Puerto Rico” from the classic 1994 film Little Giants.
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